Carving tools #8: Carving tool edge protection - so simple it takes only one picture.

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Blog entry by mafe posted 02-24-2016 04:33 PM 3570 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Carving tool sheath
so simple it takes only one picture.

This is a one picture blog, that’s really all it takes.
I have been doing a lot of thinking on how to make sheaths for my carving tools, made different versions and all of them take time to make and none of them works with all shapes.
The other day working with my tools I got this simple idea.

Yes it’s not a joke.
Just find some soft leather, cut a triangle shape that ends in a string shape.
Wrap the tool and let the end lock it self into the leather.
Really this is all you need and will work on all kinds of tools, knifes, gouges, chisels and so on.
It takes no time to open and no time to wrap up.
You can see a unwrapped leather in the middle, where I made a fold for a chisel before wrapping it.

Hope it can inspire, or at least keep tools sharp.

The best of my thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

8 comments so far

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#1 posted 02-24-2016 04:42 PM

Simple is good!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 02-24-2016 04:45 PM

Great protection for the edges and also reduces unnecessary cuts. All good Mads!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-24-2016 06:10 PM

Love me the me the K.I.S.S. principle :)

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#4 posted 02-24-2016 07:59 PM

That a good way to make use of scraps of leather Mads. I’ll have to try that.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#5 posted 02-25-2016 12:56 PM

I am not a fan of this method. But have not found one I really like .. yet.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#6 posted 02-28-2016 09:18 PM

Hi guys,
snowdog, why?
Brit, it’s quick and clean.
Soda, yes nothing like KISS. ;-)
stefang, most of all I am lazy, so to sharpen again because a blade was not protected are waste of time, laugh.
Lew, yes really good.
Thank you for the comments, if someone have good ideas pls. let me know.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#7 posted 02-29-2016 12:01 AM

Good Idea Mads,I’ve also used the fingers from old leather gloves.


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#8 posted 02-29-2016 12:11 AM

Thanks Jim, that’s a clever idea, here an alternative are rubber tubing from bicycle.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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